MERCURY JUNIOR BOOKS (Interlink, dist.)


Patchwork First Poem Books offers Size, Color, Number and Shape by Felicia Law, illus. by Paula Knight ($7.95 each, 1-3). Classic Fairy Tales adds Cinderella ($7.95, 4-8). And Crafty Inventions debuts with Long, Long Ago, Working Things Out, Age of New Ideas and Early Discoveries ($12.95 each, 8-14).

MERLIN/WOLFHOUND (Interlink, dist.)


The Horse's Curse ($7.95) by Fiona Darling. A girl searches for a way to free a magic horse banished to live in a dark lake years before. (8-up)

What You See Is What You Get ($7.95) by Rosemary Furber. Is the ghost haunting the medieval abbey where Tim lives trying to kill him? (10-up)


The Blue Day Book for Kids: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up ($9.95) by Bradley Trevor Greive. Black-and-white animal photos accompany insights about what bums kids out and what might cheer them up. (All ages)

MILK & COOKIES PRESS (Simon & Schuster, dist.)

On My Very First School Day I Met... ($9.95) by Norman Stiles, illus. by Bill Mayer. A child meets strange and silly characters on the first day of school. (3-6)

Bunny Tails ($15.95) by Barbara Brenner, William H. Hooks and Betty Boegehold, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Bunnies learn important lessons from their mother. (4-8)

Mommy, I Love You ($9.95) by Quentin Gréban. A lost ladybug tries to find her mother. (4-8)

My Favorite Dinosaurs ($16.95) by Ruth Ashby, illus. by John Sibbick, introduces various dinosaurs. (4-8)

Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale ($17.95) by Alan Jardine, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. This version of this Beach Boys song includes a CD featuring Jardine. (4-8)


A Small Boat at the Bottom of the Sea ($16.95) by John Thomson centers on a boy who spends the summer on Puget Sound with his ex-con uncle and his dying aunt. (9-12).

Paperback ReprintI Am Lavina Cumming by Susan Lowell ($6.95, 9-12).


Stories from Where We Live reprints The Great Lakes: A Literary Field Guide and The California Coast: A Literary Field Guide by Sara St. Antoine ($10.95 each, 9-up).



Milly and Molly return in Milly, Molly and the Ferryman; Milly, Molly and the Bike Ride; Milly, Molly and the Runaway Bean; Milly, Molly and I Love You; Milly, Molly and Beaky; and Milly, Molly and the Picnic by Gill Pittar, illus. by Cris Morrell ($4.95 each, 4-8).



Connie the Cow stars in Connie the Cow Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8); Connie the Cow Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.29 each, 3-8); and Connie the Cow Sticker Activity Books ($2.99 each, 3-8). New HR Pufnstuf titles include HR Pufnstuf Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8) and HR Pufnstuf Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.29 each, 3-8). Build-a-Bear issues Build-a-Bear Coloring and Activity Books ($1.29 each, 3-8); Build-a-Bear Giant Coloring and Activity Books ($2.29 each, 3-8); and Build-a-Bear Sticker Activity Books ($2.99 each, 3-8). Care Bears return in Care Bears Jumbo Coloring and Activity Book ($5.99, 3-8). Lil' Bratz adds Lil' Bratz Paper Dolls Books ($4.99 each, 3-8). Fun Factory offers Coloring and Activity Books ($1.99 each, 4-9). And Duel Master releases Duel Master 3-D Grand Event Activity Books ($5.99 each, 7-12).


My First Story of Easter ($7.99) by Tim Dowley retells the Easter story. (4-7)


Viking Quest continues with Heart of Courage by Lois Walfrid Johnson ($7.99, 10-up). Becoming Beka adds The Passage and The Reveal by Sarah Anne Sumpolec ($12.99 each, 13-18). And Real TV tunes in to Less Is More and Dating Do-Over by Wendy Lawton ($10.99 each, 13-up).


You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World ($16.95) by Barbara Kerley reveals the universal bond between parents and children. (All ages)

Moon ($16.95) by Steve Tomecek, illus. by Liisa Chauncey Guida. A cat shares information about the moon. (4-8)

Ocean Babies ($16.95) by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, spotlights young sea animals. (4-8)

Go Wild in New York City ($16.95) by Brad Matsen explores the environmental aspects of this city. (8-12)

Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Boy King ($17.95) by Zahi Hawass is a biography of this pharaoh. (8-12)

Monumental Verses ($16.95) by J. Patrick Lewis offers poems and photos celebrating the world's monuments. (8-12)

Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein ($17.95) provides a photographic look at this scientist's life. (10-up)

Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories ($17.95) by Dorinda Makanaõnalani Nicholson ($17.95) compiles recollections of individuals who were children during WWII. (10-up)


National Geographic World History Biographies debuts with Nelson Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom by Ann Kramer, Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King by Ellen Galford, Gandhi: The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation by Philip Wilkinson and Alexander: The Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World by Simon Adams ($17.95 each, 8-12). How to Be... offers A Samurai Warrior, A Roman Soldier, A Medieval Knight and An Aztec Warrior by Fiona Macdonald ($14.95 each, 8-12). Crossroads America gains Freedom Struggle: The Anti-Slavery Movement 1830—1865, Created Equal: Women Campaign for the Right to Vote 1840—1920 and Bright Ideas: The Age of Invention in America 1870—1910 by Ann Rossi; and New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607—1699 by Daniel Rosen ($12.95 each, 10-14). And Voices from Colonial America visits Virginia 1607—1776 by Sandy Pobst, New Jersey 1609-1776 by Robin Doak and Massachusetts 1620—1776 by Michael Burgan ($21.95 each, 10-14).


Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Country Facts That Helped Me Win the National Geographic Bee ($12.95) by Andrew Wojtanik. A teenage winner of this competition provides geography facts. (10-14)

National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide, Updated Ed. ($9.95) by Stephen Cunha rounds up geographic statistics. (10-14)


Mother Is Another Word for Love ($10.99) by Sam Butcher. This celebration of mothers features the Precious Moments characters. (All ages)

Jesus Loves the Little Children ($12.99) is a padded, die-cut board book and CD featuring this song. (3-7)

A Child's First Story of Jesus ($14.99) by Lois Rock chronicles the life of Jesus. (4-7)

A Faith to Grow on Bible ($24.99) by John MacArthur is a Bible with interactive features. (7-11)

The Jesus Encyclopedia ($19.99) by Lois Rock is a guide to Jesus' life. (7-12)


Bible for Me adds Prayers by Andy Holmes ($9.99, 3-6). Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends offers Buzby,the Misbehaving Bee ($14.99, board book $6.99, 4-10). And new to Biblezine is Magnify: The Complete New Testament ($16.99, 7-11).

NEWSOUTH BOOKS (John F. Blair, dist.)

Shlemiel Crooks ($14.95) by Anna Olswanger. In this holiday story, thieves try to steal Reb Elias's Passover wine. (7-up)


Just for Today ($15.95) by Jan Phillips, illus. by Alison Bonds Shapiro. Just for the day, the Bear family and their pets decide to do nothing but enjoy one another's company. (3-10)



d'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri Mortenson d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire ($24.95, 4-up); Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill ($15.95, 4-up); Averill's Jenny Goes to Sea ($17.95, 6-up); and The Bear and the People by Reiner Zimnik ($16.95, 9-up).

NOMAD PRESS (802-649-1995)


Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself ($16.95) by Maxine Anderson compiles projects based on inventions and innovations of the Civil War era. (8-12)

Tools of Timekeeping: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Telling Time ($16.95) by Linda Formichelli and W. Eric Martin, examines how people have tracked time through the ages. (9-12)

Tools of Navigation: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Finding Your Way ($16.95) by Rachel Dickinson presents a history of navigation plus activities. (9-12)


So Shy ($15.95) by Vicki Morrison, illus. by Nora Hilb. A boy's kindness and bravery help him forget his shyness and win him a new friend. (4-8)

Basghetti Spaghetti ($15.95) by Susanne Vettiger, illus. by Marie-Anne Raber. A tongue-tied crab's undersea adventures boost his self-confidence. (4-up)

Runaway Pony ($15.95) by Krista Ruepp, illus. by Ulrike Heyne. After a run-in with a tractor, a girl must win back the trust of her horse. (4-up)

My Friend ($15.95) by Beatrice Alemagna. A creature that is not quite a dog and not quite a sheep makes friends with another unusual animal. (4-up)

Jorinda and Jorindel ($15.95) by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Bernadette Watts, presents this tale of love triumphing over evil enchantment. (4-up)

Wiggles ($15.95) by Christophe Loupy, illus. by Eve Tharlet. A puppy's curiosity leads to mishaps on the farm. (4-up)

Little Bobo's Circus Adventure ($15.95) by Serena Romanelli, illus. by Hans de Beer. A violin-playing orangutan forms a jungle orchestra. (4-up)


Rainbow Fish returns in Rainbow Fish Counting/Numeros, Rainbow Fish Colors/Colores and Rainbow Fish Opposites by Marcus Pfister ($4.99 each, 1-up).


Five Little Ducks: A Traditional Nursery Rhyme by Pamela Paparone ($5.95, 1-up).


Hugs and Kisses by Christophe Loupy, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($6.95, 3-up); and The Best Father of All by Peter Horn, illus. by Cristina Kadmon ($6.95, 4-up).


Hurray for Spring! ($15.95) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Taia Morley, celebrates this season. (3-5)

Animal Families, Animal Friends ($15.95) by Gretchen Woelfle, illus. by Robert Hynes, examines the many relationships found in nature. (5-8)

The Sunset Switch by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illus. by Lindy Burnett ($15.95) focuses on the moment when daytime animals go to sleep and nocturnal animals take over. (5-8)


You Can Count adds You Can Count at the Lake and You Can Count in the Dessert by David Brooks ($6.95 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Kids' FAQs offers Everything Horse: What KidsReally Want to Know About Horses by Marty Crisp ($10.95, paper $7.95, 8-11). And Our Wild World welcomes Falcons, Owls and Vultures by Wayne Lynch, illus. by Sherry Neidigh ($10.95 each, paper $7.95, 7-10).


By a Thread ($16.95) by Ned Dickens, illus. by Graham Ross, reveals the different kinds of courage a child can demonstrate. (4-8)

The Twelve Days of Summer ($16.95) by Jan Andrews, illus. by Susan R. Jollife, explores the joys of summer. (4-8)

The Mountain That Walked ($16.95) by Katherine Holubitsky. A natural disaster leads to unexpected opportunity. (11-14)

Quid Pro Quo ($16.95) by Vicki Grant centers on a 13-year-old boy who knows the law well. (11-14)

Sun Signs ($16.95) by Shelley Hrdlitschka. Kayleigh learns the danger of blind faith. (11-14)

Fixed ($16.95) by Beth Goobie. In this novel, Nellie continues to search for the truth. (12-up)


Summer on the Run ($7.95) by Nancy Belgue. Douglas is convinced that rum running is worth the risk. (9-12)

Whatever Happened to My Dog Cuddles? ($6.95) by Heather Sander. Is "Cuddles" a respectable name for a dog? (9-12)

In the Paint ($7.95) by Jeff Rud. Matt must compete on and off the court to win a spot on the team. (9-12)

The Bone Flute ($6.95) by Patricia Bow. Who is the rightful owner of an ancient flute? (9-12)

Home Before Dark ($7.95) by Jo Hammond. In this novel, danger lurks in the coastal rainforest. (12-up)

Rooster ($7.95) by Don Trembath centers on a boy who wants to graduate but doesn't want to work for it. (12-up)


Orca Echoes introduces A Bee in Your Ear by Frieda Wishinsky, The True Story of George by Ingrid Lee and Jeremy and the Enchanted Theater by Becky Citra ($4.99 each, 7-9). New Orca Young Readers are Flight from Bear Canyon by Anita Daher, Rescue Pup by Jean Little and Belle of Batoche and Discovering Emily by Jacqueline Guest ($4.99 each, 8-11); and Triple Threat by Eric Walters ($5.95, 8-11). Orca Currents offers Queen of the Toilet Bowl by Frieda Wishinsky and Camp Wild by Pam Withers ($7.95 each, 10-14). And Orca Soundings releases Juice by Eric Walters, Dead End Job by Vicki Grant and Something Girl by Beth Goobie ($7.95 each, 12-up).


Hank and Fergus by Susin Nielsel-Fernlund, illus. by Louise-Andree Laliberte; and Solomon's Tree by Andrea Spalding, illus. by Janet Wilson ($7.95 each, 4-8).



First Novels issues Leo's Midnight Rescue and Maddie Surfs for Cyber-Pals by Louise Leblanc, Toby's Very Important Question by Jean Lemieux and Marilou Keeps a Camel by Raymond Plante ($3.99 each, 6-9).



Sports Stories scores Home Ice by Beatrice Vandervelde, Misconduct by Beverly Scudamore, Play On by Sandra Diersch, Roughing by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Suspended by Robert Rayner and Deflection by Bill Swann ($5.50 each, 9-12). Deal with It offers Arguing: Deal with It Word by Word by Elaine Slavens and Steven Murray, Gossip: Deal with It Before Word Gets Around by Catherine Rondina and Dan Workman and Racism: Deal with It Before It Gets Under Your Skin by Anne Marie Aikins and Murray ($12.95 each, 10-up). And Sidestreets Teen Fiction releases At Risk by Jacqueline Guest and Every Move by Peter McPhee ($4.99 each, 12-up).



Spectacular Women in Space ($7.95) by Sonia Gueldenpfennig describes 10 women's experiences in space. (9-13)

The Underground Reporters: A True Story ($11.95) by Kathy Kacer tells of young people who created a newspaper in the Czech Republic during WWII, when laws were introduced to restrict Jewish people's freedom. (9-13)

Putting on a Show: Theater for Young People ($11.95) by Kathleen McDonnell is written by a children's playwright. (9-14)

Hear Me Out! True Stories of Teens Confronting Homophobia ($9.95) by Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia (T.E.A.C.H.). Gay teens speak about their lives. (12-up)



Time and Again ($9.95) by Deb Loughead. Visions of ghosts and a mysterious old letter encourage Kate to find a way to save her grandparents' farm. (12-up)

Thread of Deceit ($9.95) by Sue Cliffe is a novel centering on a teenage girl who is a rebel in Upper Canada in 1835. (12-up)



Kou-Skelowh/We Are the People ($12.95) by Barbara Marchand collects Aboriginal legends emphasizing sharing and respect. (4-8)

The Moccasins ($7.95) by Earl Einarson, illus. by Julie Flett. An Aboriginal child receives a special gift from his foster mother. (4-8)

Dancing with the Cranes ($11.95) by Jeannette Armstrong, illus. by Ron Hall. A girl is having a hard time being enthusiastic about a soon-to-arrive sibling. (4-8)



Nancy Drew Graphic Novelslaunches with The Demon of River Heights and Writ in Stone by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Sho Murase ($7.95 each, hardcover $12.95, 9-12). And The Hardy Boys Graphic Novels debuts with The Ocean of Osyria by Scott Lobdell, illus. by Lee Hernandez; and Identity Theft by Lobdell, illus. by Daniel Rendon ($7.95 each, hardcover $12.95, 9-12 ).


Meow Said the Mouse ($15) by Béatrice Barbey, illus. by Philippe Ames. A mouse turns into a cat and discovers the secret of interconnectedness. (4-8)


What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parent's Attention Without Hitting Your Sister ($14.95) by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, illus. by Mits Katayama, outlines positive ways in which a youngster can capture a parent's attention. (4-8)



Young Patriots introduces Phillis Wheatley, Young Revolutionary Poet by Kathryn Kilby Borland and Helen Ross Speicher and Abner Doubleday, Young Baseball Pioneer by Montrew Dunham, both illus. by Cathy Morrison ($14.95 each, paper $9.95, 8-12).

PETER PAUPER PRESS (914-681-0144)


New Scratch and Sketch titles by Heather Zschock are Princess Bella Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Story Book for Princesses of All Ages, illus. by Kerren Barbas; and Dino Dudes Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Fossil Hunters of All Ages, illus. by Roger DeMuth ($12.99 each, 4-up); and Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Imaginative Artists of All Ages, illus. by Barbas($12.99, 6-up).



The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child continues with Vol. 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the Fall of the USSR by Susan Wise Bauer, illus. by Sarah Park ($16.95, hardcover $21.95, 5-12).


Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move ($15.95) by Susan Stockdale highlights the many ways animal parents carry and care for their young. (2-6)

Zoom! ($15.95) by Diane Adams, illus. by Kevin Luthardt. Father and son share a roller coaster ride. (2-6)

Dad, Jackie, and Me ($16.95) by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Colin Bootman. A hearing boy and his deaf father cheer for Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. (4-8)

Daniel and His Walking Stick ($15.95) by Wendy McCormick, illus. by Constance Bergum. Stories and memories draw together a girl and her "adopted" grandfather. (4-8)

Ladies First: Women Athletes Who Made a Difference ($14.95) by Ken Rappoport profiles 20th-century athletes. (8-12)

Stumptown Kid ($14.95) by Carol Gorman and Ron Findley tells of the friendship between a white boy and a black baseball player in 1950s America. (8-12)

Do You Know the Monkey Man? ($14.95) by Dori Hillestad Butler. A teenager discovers her missing father and her twin sister, who was believed to have drowned as a toddler. (10-14)

Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers: Tips for Teens from 19 Baseball Greats ($14.95) by Steve Krasner, illus. by Keith Neely. Hall of Fame players share strategies. (10-14)


About... Nature Series offers About Mollusks: A Guide for Children and About Fish: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($7.95 each, 3-8). And The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries adds Missing! by Anne Capeci, illus. by Paul Casale ($12.95, 7-10).


My Mother Talks to Trees by Doris Gove, illus. by Marilynn H. Mallory ($7.95, 4-8).



Sliding into Home by Dori Hillestad Butler ($5.95, 8-12).


The Honest-to-Goodness Story of Raggedy Andy ($15.95) by Patricia Hall, illus. by Joni Gruelle Wannamaker, reveals how Raggedy Andy joined his sister in the annals of toy history. (5-8)

Joe van der Katt and the Great Picket Fence ($15.95) by Peter Welling. Working cats unite against the Fat Cats in this feline fantasy take on the story of Labor Day. (5-8)

Over Land and Sea: A Story of International Adoption ($15.95) by Steven Layne, illus. by Jane Bower, celebrates the joys of overseas adoption. (5-8)

Joshua the Giant Frog ($15.95) by Peggy Thomas, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith, is a tall tale about a frog, a boy and the Erie Canal. (5-8)

Step Up! ($15.95) by Cathe Hahn, illus. by Bob Artley, relays the story of three Belgian draft horses on Mackinac Island. (5-8)

Irish Legends for Children ($15.95) by Yvonne Carroll, illus. by Lucy Su, compiles six traditional folktales. (5-8)


Bo and the Night Intruder ($8.95) by Lynn Sheffield Simmons. Bo the Lab fights crime in small-town Texas. (8-12)

Hattie Marshall and the Prowling Panther ($6.95) by Debra Smith. Hattie deals with her sister's wedding, a flood and an annoying panther. (8-12)


Feliciana Feydra LeRoux by Tynia Thomassie, illus. by Cat Bowman Smith ($15.95, 5-8); and This Side of Paradise by Stephen Layne and Cayman Gold and Elephant Tears by Richard Trout ($9.95 each, 10-14).



Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder ($6.99, 12-up); Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor; and Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. by Sharyn November ($7.99 each, 12-up); and A Stir of Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman ($5.99, 12-up).


The Mount by Carol Emshwiller; and The Oran Trilogy: New Moon, Sadar's Keep and Beldan's Fire by Midori Snyder ($6.99 each, 12-up); Moon-Flash by Patricia A. McKillip ($7.99, 12-up); and The Far Side of Evil by Sylvia Engdahl ($6.99, 14-up).


Redwall reissues Marlfox, The Legend of Luke and Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques, illus. by Fangorn ($7.99 each, 10-up). Jacques's Castaways of the Flying Dutchman offers The Angel's Command, illus. by Ian Schoenherr ($7.99, 10-up). And Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn gains Across the Nightingale Floor: The Sword of the Warrior and Journey to Inuyama ($6.50 each, 12-up).


Pictures Telling Stories: The Art of Robert Ingpen ($35) by Robert Ingpen collects paintings and sketches from this artist. (All ages)

Samantha Squid ($15.99) by Hozumi Ichikawa is a pop-up tale introducing Samantha's friends. (3-up)

The Ugly Duckling ($15.99) by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Robert Ingpen, adapts this classic. (4-up)

Nancy, the Little Gosling ($14.99) by Eve Tharlet. A gosling who doesn't like to swim finds a way to cross the water. (4-up)

It's a Dog's Life ($14.99) by Paul Banks, illus. by Jakob Kirchmayr, centers on a pooch who falls in love with the prettiest dog in town. (4-up)

The Voyage of the Poppykettle ($15.99) by Robert Ingpen. After a village is invaded, its miniature residents set sail to find a new home. (5-up)


Miko stars in "Mom, Wake Up and Play!", "No Bath, No Way!", "It Was Me, Mom!" and Double Birthday by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Stephanie Roehe ($10.99 each, 2-up).


The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez ($12.99) by Judy Goldschmidt is a novel offering a glimpse into the mind and heart of a 12-year-old girl. (10-up)

Magic or Madness ($16.99) by Justine Larbalestier. A girl is forced to live with her sinister grandmother, who just might be a witch. (12-up)

Finding Lubchenko ($16.99) by Michael Simmons. A boy tries to find a murderer to clear his father's name. (12-up)


Little Darlings ($6.99) by Sam Llewellyn. Three children rebel against their nannies. (9-up)

Hook, Line & Sinker ($7.99) by G.P. Guarente. A teenage girl learns about falling in love, getting over the past and caring for fish. (12-up)


The Wereling by Stephen Cole starts up with Wounded, Prey and Resurrection ($5.99 each, 12-up). The Hollow debuts with Horseman by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore ($5.99, 12-up). The Big Empty continues with Desolation Angels and No Exit by J.B. Stephens ($6.99 each, 12-up). And Watching Alice offers Find the Miracle by Daniel Parker and Lee Miller ($7.99, 12-up).


A Tour of Evil ($10.99) by Suzi Wizowaty. A runaway girl takes refuge in a cathedral full of secrets. (10-up)

The Sword That Cut the Burning Grass ($10.99) by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is a samurai mystery featuring a kidnapped emperor and a warrior. (10-up)

Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls ($9.99) by Bennett Madison. A girl becomes an amateur sleuth when someone starts impersonating her. (12-up)

Fake ID ($10.99) by Walter Sorrells is the tale of a teenage girl and her mother who are on the run. (10-up)


The Invisible Detective by Justin Richards releases Double Life and Shadow Beast ($10.99 each, 8-up).


Wright & Wong by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz issues The Case of the Prank That Stank and The Case of the Nana-Napper ($5.99 each, 10-up).


In Darkness, Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler and Haunted by Judith St. George ($5.99 each, 10-up); and Double Helix by Nancy Werlin ($5.99, 12-up).



S.A.S.S.: Students Across the Seven Seaslaunches with Westminster Abby by Micol Ostow and Getting the Boot by Peggy Guthart Strauss ($6.99 each, 12-up).


My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel by Rosemary Graham ($5.99, 10-up); Restless: A Ghost's Story by Rich Wallace, Malka by Mirjam Pressler, Prep by Jake Coburn and Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner ($5.99 each, 12-up); Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places, ed. by Jill Davis; and Room in the Heart by Sonia Levitin ($6.99 each, 12-up); and The Farther You Run by David Wills Hurwin and Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning ($6.99 each, 14-up).


Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz reprints Eagle Strike ($5.99, 10-up).


Rules of the Road, Backwater, Hope Was Here, Stand Tall, Squashed, Thwonk and Sticks by Joan Bauer ($7.99 each, 10-up); and The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin ($6.99, 10-up).


Borya and the Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story ($18) by Jane McNamara, illus. by Dawn Majewski, tells of the adoption of a baby boy with a talent for burping. (4-10)


Nicholas ($19.95) by René Goscinny, illus. by Jean-Jacques Sempé, trans. by Anthea Bell, tells of the exploits of a schoolboy and his friends. (All ages)

The Art Book: Children's Edition ($19.95) by Gilda Williams Ruggi is a kid-friendly version of The Art Book. (All ages)


Too Many Frogs! ($15.99) by Sandy Asher, illus. by Keith Graves. Rabbit enjoys reading stories aloud, but decides he's had enough when Froggie appears with his whole family. (3-up)

Mommies Say Shhh! ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco. What do their mothers say when farm animals raise a ruckus? (3-up)

Come Out, Come Out! ($15.99) by Pat Lowery Collins, illus. by Dee Huxley. Hildy's family knows what to do when she feels unappreciated and hides. (3-up)

Nikolai, the Only Bear ($15.99) by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Renata Liwska. The only bear at the orphanage finally finds a home. (3-up)

Bedtime! ($14.99) by Christine Anderson, illus. by Steven Salerno, introduces a girl who is far too busy to go to bed. (3-up)

That's What Friends Are For ($15.99) by Valeri Gorbachev. When his friend Pig cries, Goat must find a way to fix the problem. (3-up)

Scribbleville ($15.99) by Peter Holwitz. What happens when Stick Man moves to a town where straight lines don't exist? (3-up)

Martha ($14.99) by Gennady Spirin. A child brings home a crow with a broken wing. (4-up)

Carousel Cat ($16.99) by Robert J. Blake. A stray cat carries her kittens to safety during a fire. (4-up)

The Graves Family Goes Camping ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco describes this family's adventure with a fire-breathing dragon. (5-up)

The Pirate Meets the Queen ($15.99) by Matt Faulkner. After sailing the high seas plundering English merchant ships, Granny O'Malley makes a compromise with the queen. (5-up)

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence ($16.99) by Judith St. George, illus. by Will Hillenbrand, relates the story of this document. (5-up)

Olivia Kidney and the Exit Academy ($15.99) by Ellen Potter, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. Olivia senses that her new house holds secrets. (8-up)

Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter ($16.99) by Nancy Springer. Rowan Hood seeks revenge after learning the names of the men who murdered her mother. (8-up)

Gnat Stokes and the Foggy Bottom Swamp Queen ($16.99) by Sally Keehn. Gnat must face the evil Swamp Queen in order to save Goodlow Pryce. (10-up)


Mrs. Wishy-Washy stars in Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine and Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Splishy-Sploshy by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller ($5.99 each, 1-up). Turning Point Books adds Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George, illus. by Daniel Powers ($16.99, 5-up). Three of Diamondsjoins The Diamond Brothers by Anthony Horowitz ($16.99, paper $5.99, 9-up). The Ranger's Apprentice debuts with The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan ($15.99, 10-up). And Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz is a new Alex Rider Adventure ($17.99, 10-up).


My First Book of Shapes and My First Book of Colors by Eric Carle ($5.99 each, 1-up).



All Sorts of Things debuts with four titles ($22.60 each, ages 4-6), All Sorts of Clothes, All Sorts of Noises, All Sorts of Numbers, and All Sorts of Shapes by Hannah Reidy, illus. by Emma Dodd. Know Your Numbers adds six more books ($22.60, 4-8) by Michael Dahl, illus. by Todd Ouren, Eggs and Legs: Counting by Twos, Footprints in the Snow: Counting by Twos, Hands Down: Counting by Fives, Lots of Ladybugs: Counting by Fives, Pie for Piglets: Counting by Twos and Starry Arms: Counting by Fives. Amazing Science: Weather adds six titles ($22.60, 4-9) by Rick Thomas, illus. by Denise Shea, Eye of the Storm: A Book About Hurricanes, Rising Waters: A Book About Floods, Rumble, Boom! A Book About Thunderstorms, Sizzle! ABook About Heat Waves, Twisters: A Book About Tornadoes and Whiteout! A Book About Blizzards. Read-it Readers significantly expands with 39 additional titles ($18.60, 4-9) including Alex and the Game of the Century, Alex and the Team Jersey, Alex and Toolie, Bamboo at Jungle School, Bamboo at the Beach, Bess and Tess, A Clown in Love, Daddy's a Busy Beaver, Daddy's a Dinosaur, Daddy's an Alien and Dan Gets Set. Doug Cushman's art brings the new Read-it Readers: Gus the Hedgehog series to life, beginning with four titles ($18.60, 4-9) by Jacklyn Williams, Happy Easter, Gus!, Happy Halloween, Gus!, Happy Valentine's Day, Gus! and Merry Christmas, Gus!.Read-it Readers: Fairy Tales adds two more titles ($18.60, 4-9) with Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. Read-it Readers: Folk Tales gets started with seven titles ($18.60, 4-9), Chicken Little, The Gingerbread Man, How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?, How the Camel Got Its Hump, The Little Red Hen, The Pied Piper and Stone Soup. Read-it Readers: Tall Tales begins with six titles ($18.60, 4-9), including John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, The Legend of Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill.

Animal Wise debuts with six titles ($22.60, 5-8) by Patricia Stockland, illus. by Todd Ouren. Dinosaur World continues with six titles ($22.60, 5-9) by Michael Dahl, illus. by Garry Nichols. The Amazing Body: The Five Senses debuts with five titles ($22.60, 5-9) by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Rick Peterson: Look! A Book About Sight; Shhhh... A Book About Hearing; Sniff, Sniff: A Book About Smell; Soft and Smooth, Bumpy and Round: A Book About Touch; and Yum! A Book About Taste. Read-it Joke Books—Supercharged! gains six new titles ($18.60, 6-8). Money Matters launches with four titles ($22.60, 6-9) by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Brian Jensen and Brad Fitzpatrick: Cash, Credit Cards, or Checks: A Book About Payment Methods; Lemons and Lemonade: A Book About Supply and Demand; Save, Spend, or Donate? A Book About Managing Money; and Ups and Downs: A Book About the Stock Market. Crafty Inventions begins with 12 titles ($26.60, 10-12) by Gerry Bailey, including Age of New Ideas, Early Civilizations and Journey into Space.


Are You Ticklish? ($10.95) by Sam McKendry, illus. by Melanie Mitchell, invites readers to touch and tickle jungle animals. (2-up)

Good Morning, Good Night ($9.95), illus. by Melanie Mitchell, is a bilingual touch-and-feel tale with gatefolds. (2-up)

Bluebird's Nest ($9.95) by Dorothea DePrisco, illus. by Jo Parry. A bird creates her nest in this book with yarn. (3-up)

Easter Egg Hunt ($9.95) by Richard Johnson offers a pull-the-tabs holiday tale. (3-up)

Fuzzy Ducky's Birthday ($8.95), illus. by Laura Merer. Woodland pals prepare to celebrate a birthday in this touch-and-feel pop-up book. (3-up)

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? ($10.95), illus. by Christine Schneider, is a counting tale revealing the answer to this question. (3-up)

Coral Reef Hide-and-Seek ($7.95), illus. by Chris Lensch. Sliding panels reveal creatures hiding in a coral reef. (4-up)

Finding Fairyland: A Picture Riddle Book ($9.95) by Beth Engelman Berner, illus. by Jenna Riggs, challenges readers to find items hidden in the art. (4-up)

Kitty's Barn ($9.95) by Margaret Wang, illus. by Pattie Silver, introduces a cat who does her chores while square dancing. (4-up)

Wild West Playset ($12.95), illus. by Barry Gott, packages a playset with a story booklet about a cookie thief. (4-up)

We're Bored ($12.95) by Pamela Hall, illus. by Nicola Slater, is a pop-up book centering on two spoiled kids who discover the joys of reading. (4-up)

Cindy Big Hair: A Twisted (and Teased & Braided) Cinderella Story ($12.95) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by David Maxey. Can Cindy's Hairy Godmother make her hair big enough to go to the Big Hair Ball? (6-up)


My Little Book of Blessings ($6.99), illus. by Nathan Szerdy, presents sayings and spaces for photos. (2-4)

All Gone and Squeaky Clean ($7.99 each) by Merry North, illus. by Julia Woolf, are pull-the-tab tales. (2-5)

Pretend & Play Superhero ($7.99) by Cathy Hapka, illus. by Hector Borlasca. This tale of a young superhero is packaged with a mask. (3-6)

My Little Doctor's Bag ($7.99) by Cathy Hapka, illus. by Paul Sharp. An aspiring doctor tends to a bear in this book that includes a prescription pad and bandages. (3-6)

My Sparkle Egg ($7.99) by Jackie Wolf, illus. by April Roush, is a novelty book for Easter. (3-6)

My Cat: A Photo Scrapbook and My Dog: A Photo Scrapbook ($6.99 each), illus. by April Roush, are record books for pet owners. (3-up)


Picture Me Books issues Picture Me Growing by Deborah D'Andrea, illus. by April Roush ($5.99, 1-6).



Angelina Ballerina dances on with Angelina's Silver Locket ($11.95), The Big Performance ($9.95) and Miss Lily Is Leaving ($3.50 paper), based on the text by Katharine Holabird and on the illustrations of Helen Craig (3-up). Coconut stars in Coconut Photo Journal: Cut and Paste & Fill-in-the-Blank, illus. by Casey Lukatz ($9.95, 8-up). And The American Girls Collection adds The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey, Danger at the Zoo: A Kit Mystery by Kathleen Ernst, The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery by Janet Shaw and A Spy on the Home Front: A Molly Mystery by Alison Hart, all illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles ($10.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-up).


Hopscotch Hill School by Valerie Tripp adds Lindy's Happy Ending and The One and Only Delaney, illus. by Joy Allen; and The Fair-Share Pair, illus. by Renate Lohmann ($3.99 each, 4-6); You Can Do It! Job Chart, illus. by Allen, Lohmann and Wendy Wallin Malinow ($9.95, 4-6); and Story-Time Fun Pack, illus. by Allen ($12.95, 4-6). American Girl Today welcomes Marisol by Gary Soto, illus. by Richard Jones ($6.95, 8-up). And American Girl Library continues with Doll Jewelry, illus. by Tracy McGuinness ($17.95 hardcover, 8-up); The Feelings Book Journal by Lynda Madison, illus. by Norm Bendell; and Puzzle Crazy by Rick Walton, illus. by Stacey Peterson ($7.95 each, 8-up); Snooze-a-Palooza: More Than 100 Slumber Party Ideas, illus. by Carol Yoshizumi; School Smarts Planner, illus. by McGuinness ($9.95 each, 8-up); and School Smarts Projects by Dottie Raymer, illus. by McGuinness ($8.95, 8-up).

POWERHOUSE BOOKS (212-604-9074)

Nicky the Jazz Cat ($16.95) by Carol Friedman. A kitten hangs out with jazz legends Roy Eldridge, Quincy Jones and Lena Horne. (All ages)



Adventures in Art and Architecture continues with Henri Rousseau's Jungle Book by Doris Kutschbach and Paul Cezanne: How He Amazed the World by Angela Wenzel ($14.95 each, 8-up); Museum of Adventure adds Who Can Crack the Leonardo Da Vinci Code? by Thomas Brezina ($16.95. 12-up).

P&R PUBLISHING (908-454-0505)

Faerie Gold: Treasures from the Lands of Enchantment ($11.99), ed. by Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker is an anthology of fairytales and folktales. (7-up)

Tales of Persia: Missionary Stories from Islamic Iran ($9.99) by William Miller compiles tales introducing Islam. (9-up)


Funny Bunny Feet ($9.99) by Roberta Edwards, illus. by Claudine Gévry. Bunnies dance in this board book packaged with bunny socks that rattle. (up to 2)

ABC Look at Me and 123 Look at Me ($14.99 each) by Roberta Grobel Intrater are lift-the-flap books featuring photos of faces. (2-4)

Humpty Dumpty... After the Fall ($7.99) by Charles Reasoner is a castle-shaped board book with die-cut doors and windows. (2-6)

Easter Egg Surprise ($5.99) by Salina Yoon is a pull-slide holiday board book. (3-7)


Kyla May Miss. Behaves starts up with Introducing Kyla May Miss. Behaves and Kyla May Miss. Behaves Around the World by Kyla May ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 8-10).


Guinness World Records: Brain Stretching Quiz Pad and Mind Boggling Quiz Pad ($5.99 each) are activity books based on this reference book. (All ages)

The Splendiferous Sticker Book and Charlie's Amazing Adventure ($4.99 each); and Willy Wonka's Wonderful World ($3.99) are activity books that tie in to Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie. (All ages)

Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates Across the States ($4.99) by Tony Tallarico, illus. by Cameron Eagle, offers mazes, puzzles and word searches about the 50 states. (7-up)



Humanism, What's That? A Book for Curious Kids ($18) by Helen Bennett. Through conversations between a science teacher and her students, the author examines humanism. (10-up)

Dare to Dream! 25 Extraordinary Lives ($14) by Sandra McLeod Humphrey profiles individuals whose strength of character helped them achieve extraordinary things. (7-up)



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Tie-In Picture Book ($6.99) by Roald Dahl features art from the upcoming film. (5-up)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Scrumdiddlyumptious Joke Book ($5.99) by Roald Dahl presents humor from this movie. (7-up)


Puffin Easy-to-Read offers Lionel's Birthday by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Susanna Natti; and Oliver the Mighty Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweninger ($3.99 each, 5-up). Puffin Graphics issues Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted by Gary Reed, illus. by Frazer Irving; The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, adapted and illus. by Wayne Vansant; Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, adapted and illus. by June Brigman and Roy Richardson; and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Arthur Byron Cover, illus. by Tony Leonard Tamai ($9.99 each, 8-up). And Lily Quench reappears in Lily Quench and the Search for King Dragon by Natalie Jane Prior ($4.99, 8-up).


The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages by Jan Karon, illus. by Robert Gantt Steele; and America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates, illus. by Wendell Minor ($5.99 each, all ages); The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country by Lane Smith ($6.99, all ages); Dawdle Duckling by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Margaret Spengler; Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young; and The Perfect Puppy for Me! by Jane O'Connor and Jessie Hartland, illus. by Hartland ($5.99 each, 3-up); Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus with Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff; and The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward, illus. by Wayne Anderson ($6.99 each, 3-up); Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett; The Spiffiest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler; Zara's Hats by Paul Meisel; Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner; and Flower Girl by Kathy Furgang, illus. by Harley Jessup ($5.99 each, 4-up); and Giant Children by Brod Bagert, illus. by Tedd Arnold; One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden by Celeste Davidson Mannis, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung; Dear World by Takayo Noda; and We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow ($6.99 each, 4-up).

Also, The Queen's Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet by Celeste Davidson Mannis, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline ($7.99, 4-up); Days of the Blackbird: A Tale of Northern Italy by Tomie dePaola ($5.99, 5-up); The Girl on the High-Diving Horse: An Adventure in Atlantic City by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Ted Lewin ($6.99, 5-up); Outlaw Princess of Sherwood: A Tale of Rowan Hood by Nancy Springer, A Cool Moonlight by Angela Johnson, Eleven by Lauren Myracle, The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney, The Boy Who Spoke Dog by Clay Moran and The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter ($5.99 each, 8-up); The Tale of the Swamp Rat by Carter Crocker and The River Between Us by Richard Peck ($6.99 each, 9-up); Racing the Past by Sis Deans, Gossip Times Three by Amy Goldman Koss and Shakespeare's Spy by Gary Blackwood ($5.99 each, 10-up); Prairie Whispers by Frances Arrington ($6.99, 10-up); and Blind Beauty by K.M. Peyton ($7.99, 10-up).


The Time Warp Trio reprints Me Oh Maya by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Adam McCauley ($4.99, 7-up). The Roman Mysteries releases The Assassins of Rome by Caroline Lawrence ($5.99, 8-up). The Diamond Brothers issues Three of Diamonds by Anthony Horowitz $5.99, 8-up). Joining Winning Season by Rich Wallace is The Roar of the Crowd ($4.99, 8-up). And Glory adds Glory, Shadow Tree and Blue Girl by Jodi Lynn ($4.99 each, 10-up).


Spot Bakes a Cake and Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill ($6.99 each, 2-up); 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents by Lee Wardlaw; The Night Journey by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman; and Rascal by Sterling North ($5.99 each, 8-up); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Tie-In Ed. by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake; and The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood ($6.99 each, 8-up); and Fog Magic by Julia Sauer ($4.99, 8-up).


Cam Jansen reissues eight mysteries by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($3.99 each, 7-up). And Puffin Modern Classics adds Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois and Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson ($5.99 each, 8-up); and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake.


Silly Horse ($15.95) by Vadim Levin, illus. by Evgeny Antonenkov, is a poetry collection. (3-up)

PURPLE PEOPLE (928-204-6400)

Purple Puppy ($19.95) by Susan Faith, illus. by Naomi Offner, offers a tale emphasizing the importance of child and pet safety. (2-up)

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